2019 Renato Corino Langhe Nebbiolo
After 20 years together, Renato Corino and his brother Giuliano decided to split their family's renowned Barolo estate in 2005, allowing each to forge their own path under different labels. Renato's 8-hectare vineyards stand in the prized La Morra crus of Rocche dell’Annunziata, Arborina, Pozzo, Conca and Roncaglie, mostly Nebbiolo along with Barbera and Dolcetto. A brand new, state-of-the-art winery was built to steer production in the same perfectionist fashion that he runs his vineyards. Renato Corino is neighbours with cult Barolo figure Elio Altare and is cousins with the iconic Luciano Sandrone, both of whom are his mentors.
Deep dark red core with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. A mixture of fragrant rose petal, red cherry and ripe red currant aromas emanate from the glass followed by earth, light tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Light to medium weight the palate is decorated with delicious red currant and red cherry fruits which are underscored by earth, light tobacco and spicy dried herbs. There’s plenty of freshness and some light grip from the classically stern Nebbiolo tannins which give it a rustic feel. Bright, slightly dryish yet very savoury aftertaste of charming length.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.